Tuesday, 26 November 2013

SG - Suicide Game by Haidji (*)

Relase date; Oct 2013
Eight thousand candidates sign up for the Suicide Game. Only one can win. Their destination: the Night Stadium, a place of makeup and music, fear and adrenaline, blood and romance, celebration and death.
Each candidate has his or her own reason for entering the Game. The Council runs the Game. The outcome of the Game is left to fate...in the laps of the gods. The candidates will jump to their deaths in order to win everything, before capacity crowds in the Stadium. The public follows every jump, live on TV and on their mobile screens, choosing their favorite candidates and betting on their lives.
The Game’s community also includes geeks, mafia, makeup artists, master chefs, models, musicians, ordinary workers, spies, terrorists, and many others. SG - Suicide Game is the story of the candidates’ journey. It boldly imagines a place where death and denial are interwoven with hope, choices and the innate desire for happiness. Impressive in the totality of its vision, it is an exploration of the best and worst things in our lives, nightmares and especially, our dreams

This is unlike anything i have read, so to compare it wouldn't work, initially i did think it would be similar to the hunger games, but that was just the title. This tells the story of candidates, and those involved in "Suicide Game" The new game, The new mania. All my expectations of this book changed once i delved in, i liked to learn about those within the game, their reasons, their back stories, what brought them to this point. Interwoven with all this is an underlying element of sci-fi and plenty of twists and turns, just when you think you have worked something out - nope, it changes.
"And ficiton appeared, because nobody knew the real story, but it was love , and persons always want explanations for love things; it wasn't enough to feel it"
The writing style is intriguing, but poetic, a real blend from the authors background, there is some lovely quotes that do really make you think about life, love and death. There is plenty of deeper underlying issues to this book that if you was into that, you could spend hours delving into and discussing. I myself, mainly take books at face value, but i did find myself pondering why the characters actions were what they were. The little glimpses we got of their own life made me want to know further, that they were not just numbers in the game which is what they started as.
Whilst this isnt a book i would pick myself, it made a nice change to read something out of my comfort zone and enjoy, i would recommend this to others, especially those around 17, a bit younger than me.

3 steaming mugs of Lady Grey

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